The Spirit of North Tyneside

In unprecedented times, the North Tyneside community has been a shining light and we want to help recognise everyone’s contribution. Since March, residents, businesses and the community and voluntary sector…

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Linskill surpasses its Active Summer Challenge

In July as the country started to ease out of lockdown the Community Development team at the Linskill and North Tyneside Community Development Trust launched the Active Summer Challenge, to…

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North Tyneside – Local COVID alert level: high 14.10.20

From Wednesday 14 October all areas in England are in a Local COVID Alert Level. Local COVID alert levels set out information for local authorities, residents and workers about what…

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Could you be a Community Health Champion?

VODA is harnessing the power of North Tyneside residents as Community Health Champions to play a vital role in sharing up to date, trusted health messages with people they know…

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Could you use a student volunteer from Oct-April, helping with your project?

        The Career Development Module is an academic module for Newcastle University students. They do 70 hours volunteering at local charities/not-for-profits in order to develop and demonstrate…

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AGE UK winter support services

Age UK North Tyneside has launched a new Winter is Coming campaign to raise awareness of the services they offer that can support people in North Tyneside aged 50+ to…

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Navigating Life in North Tyneside During COVID-19 magazine

As government guidelines on shielding and measures to control the spread of coronavirus continue to change, we are all finding ourselves having to alter the way we live our lives.…

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Volunteering opportunities in North Tyneside 17 September 2020

Here is a roundup of the current volunteering opportunities available in North Tyneside, which includes a mix of both COVID-19 and non COVID-19 roles, as well as both home based…

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Accenture Digital Apprenticeship Opportunity

As part of the Community Foundation Skills Match initiative, they are supporting Accenture’s apprenticeship programme offering support to charitable organisations on a range of digital themes. Apprentices will provide support…

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North Tyneside Council COVID-19 VCS Emergency Assistance Grant

Opportunity for North Tyneside Community and Voluntary Sector organisations to bid for money from the Emergency Assistance Fund to support vulnerable residents who are in need of food or other…

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New £1 million poverty intervention fund for North Tyneside.

Children, older people, and low-income families are set to benefit from a new £1 million poverty intervention fund for North Tyneside. The fund is part of North Tyneside Council’s budget…

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Update on community services at Meadow Well Connected

Meadow Well Connected is reopen and offering the community a Covid secure space. They are running I.T sessions and help with looking for work Monday to Wednesday -9am until 2pm,…

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Friendship phoneline launched by Age UK North Tyneside

Over 100 older people have been kept from loneliness since the start of the Covid-19 crisis thanks to a new telephone befriending service from Age UK North Tyneside. The charity…

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North Tyneside Council closes care homes to non-essential visitors

Over the last two weeks North Tyneside has seen 79 new cases of COVID-19, predominately in the 18 to 35 year age group. However with community transmission, this is likely…

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How a small idea made a big difference to North Tyneside residents

How do you safely get cash from vulnerable residents to volunteers during a pandemic lockdown? This was the issue faced by the COVID-19 Support Hub during the early days of…

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North Tyneside Business & VCS Recovery Programme

North Tyneside Council has launched the Business Recovery Programme which offers quick-access to free and practical hands-on support for North Tyneside businesses and voluntary and community organisation to aid their…

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Share your views of health and care services during the pandemic

As the independent voice for users of health and care services in the borough of North Tyneside, Healthwatch North Tyneside is currently consulting with members of the public about their…

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Free training and qualifications available to North Tyneside residents

Key Training is a government funded training provider and have been awarded funding to provide FREE accredited and nationally recognised qualifications to the people of North Tyneside. The free Level…

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Volunteering opportunities in North Tyneside 6 August 2020

Here is a roundup of the current volunteering opportunities available in North Tyneside, which includes a mix of both COVID-19 and non COVID-19 roles, as well as both home based…

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North Tyneside volunteering roundup 23 July

Here is a roundup of the current volunteering opportunities available in North Tyneside, which includes a mix of both COVID-19 and non COVID-19 roles, as well as both home based…

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Cancer survivor hits fundraising target by hand making rainbows

Dawn Jamieson, a 56 year old local businesswoman, from North Tyneside has raised over £1,300 during quarantine for local cancer charity Live Well With Cancer. Dawn crocheted over 150 rainbows…

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Volunteering opportunities update: 7 July 2020

As lockdown is gradually being lifted, more organisations are looking to their volunteering needs and the number of roles is gradually increasing. Here is a roundup of the current volunteering…

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New COVID-19 carers’ factsheets from North Tyneside Carers’ Centre

The North Tyneside Carers’ Centre has created two new factsheets to help organisations identify whether the people they may be in contact with are carers for other. The factsheets are…

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Working With the VCS goes virtual

Monday 15 June saw our first ever online ‘Working With the VCS’ event bringing together 34 representatives from charities, community groups, North Tyneside Council, North Tyneside CCG, Primary Care Networks,…

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Patient and Carer Involvement from NHS

Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS is looking at ways to involve patients and carers in shaping future healthcare services. Involving patients, carers and their families in making decisions about…

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Third Sector Trends in North East England 2020

The Community Foundation has released the latest Third Sector Trends Study which shine a light on how charities and community organisations in North East England may fare after Covid-19. This…

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Five North Tyneside groups receive the Queens Award for Voluntary Service

This year sees a record number of groups in North Tyneside being honoured with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, the highest award a voluntary group can receive in the…

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Skills for People’s keeping people connected service North Tyneside

Many people with learning disability and /or autism will become increasingly vulnerable during the current Covid-19 crisis. If you come across vulnerable people, then please refer them to the new…

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New Diabetes UK Befriending Circle & Facebook group

Over the past few weeks the Diabetes UK volunteer team has been working hard to extend their Cumbria Befriending Circle for people with diabetes into the North East. The befriending…

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Eggstatic over ASDA donation

VODA’s Core Services Manager Keith Hardy had a little trip over to ASDA Benton today to collect a very generous donation of around 200 Easter Eggs from the team there.…

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